Discovering Ethical Gemstones: A Conversation & Gem Viewing
Hosted by Gem X Member & Mining expert Stuart Poole
Marco Polo once wrote that the best sapphires, topazes, amethysts and other gems of the world can be found in Sri Lanka. Last night’s event with ethical mining advocate and expert Stuart Poole was filled with many such gems, both those from mines and those learned from many years of experience in ethical mining. We chatted about how jewelry can be used as a tool to empower communities (both in Sri Lanka and Tanzania, in this case) while ogling some of the beautiful gems that are unearthed in pursuit of this admirable goal. It was our own little ethical gem fair for the night!